Coleen Rooney vs Rebekah Vardy: Highlights from ‘Wagatha Christie’ day four as Rooney takes to the stand

Coleen Rooney took to the witness stand for the first time in Rebekah Vardy’s libel trial towards her on Friday, telling the High Court that her notorious ‘Wagatha Christie’ submit was “my last resort”.

The mother-of-four additionally opened up about the troubles in her marriage to former England soccer star Wayne Rooney.

Recalling their difficulties in 2017, she stated: “I didn’t know how my marriage was going to work out, whether I was going on with my relationship. We needed to try and work things out.”

Ms Rooney stated she “cried every single night” throughout the household’s time dwelling in Washington DC. She maintained that the contents of her viral submit, accusing Ms Vardy of leaking her personal info to The Sun newspaper, have been true.

In a written assertion to courtroom, Ms Rooney stated: “I have always been confident in the truth of what I posted on October 9 2019.”

She additionally stated she had saved her plan to catch the leaker completely secret.

“For the avoidance of any doubt, I did not mention this plan or the content of the sting operation to anyone or discuss it with any person at any time.

“Nobody knew the detail of what was going on apart from me. It killed me not telling anyone about it but I managed it,” she stated in an announcement.


Here are the high moments from day four of the trial:

Coleen Rooney opened up about her 2017 marriage troubles with Wayne

Coleen Rooney advised the High Court that she was in a “vulnerable position” when a narrative about her marriage to Wayne Rooney – that she believes was leaked from her personal Instagram – hit the press.

She was talking a few story in The Sun about the former England captain being welcomed again into the household mattress.

“My relationship with my husband, there had been a situation. It was wrongdoing by my husband. I was in a vulnerable position,” Ms Rooney stated.

Coleen Rooney provides proof


Mr Rooney was arrested for drink-driving in 2017. Ms Rooney stated she had been spending a whole lot of time together with her mother and father at the time.

Ms Rooney added: “I didn’t know how my marriage was going to work out, whether I was going on with my relationship. We needed to try and work things out.”

She additionally opened up about her time in Washington DC. She stated that whereas she was dwelling there “I cried every single night. I couldn’t even Facetime my parents.”

Ms Rooney stated that her ‘Wagatha Christie’ submit was ‘my last resort’

Speaking about why she posted the notorious message, Ms Rooney stated: “I wasn’t trying to achieve anything. What I wanted was to stop the person who was leaking my private information to The Sun.”

Referring to The Sun’s tales, she stated: “It didn’t stop and this was my last resort.”

Ms Rooney stated: “I was surprised myself by how much interest [the post] caused.”

Ms Rooney stated it was by no means her intention for Ms Vardy to be trolled on social media.

“That was not my intention at all, not at all. It is not in my nature to cause abuse or trauma in any way at all,” she stated.


Rebekah Vardy tells courtroom she felt ‘bullied and manipulated’ on witness stand

Rebekah Vardy advised the High Court that she felt “bullied and intimidated” as a witness in the libel trial towards fellow footballer’s spouse Ms Rooney.

Speaking in a wobbling voice at the finish of her witness testimony on Friday morning, Ms Vardy stated: “I didn’t do anything wrong and I wanted to clear my name, and I wanted it not just for me but for my family and my children.”

Her lawyer, Hugh Tomlinson, requested Ms Vardy: “How have you find the process of answering questions in this court?”

The mannequin, who’s married to Premier League footballer Jamie Vardy, replied: “Exhausting, intimidating, I feel like I’ve been builled and manipulated.”


Ms Vardy’s message with agent about Ms Rooney’s deceased sister ‘knocked me sick’, Ms Rooney stated

Ms Rooney stated in a written assertion supplied to the High Court {that a} message between Ms Vardy and her agent referencing her deceased sister “knocked me sick” when it was disclosed.

Ms Rooney wrote in her witness assertion: “While they were discussing her messaging me in order to cover her tracks, Becky says to Caroline Watt ‘maybe I should say something about Rosie’.


“Rosie is a reference to my sister who suffered with Rett Syndrome and passed away in 2013 at the age of just 14.

“The mere fact that Becky would suggest seeking to use Rosie’s name in conversation with me in order to put me off the scent of suspecting Becky as the person responsible for leaking my private information to The Sun is really low and sad.

“It actually knocked me sick when I read that message from Becky to Caroline.”

Rebekah Vardy says she apologised to Peter Andre for chipolata declare

Rebekah Vardy stated that she despatched personal messages to Peter Andre and his spouse to apologise for an interview during which she mentioned the measurement of Mr Andre’s manhood and in contrast it to a chipolata.

Ms Vardy was questioned a few 2004 interview that carried the headline: “Peter’s hung like a small chipolata, shaved, slobbery, lasts five minutes.”

She stated that she had despatched Andre and his spouse “personal messages a couple of years ago” to handle the feedback made in the News of the World article.


Ms Vardy stated she regrets the interview and making these feedback.

She additionally alleged it included “a lot of things in there that didn’t come out of my mouth, that were misrepresented”.

“It’s one of my biggest regrets,” the mannequin advised the courtroom on Friday, including that she was “very young” at the time.

The trial continues.

Additional reporting by the Press Association

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